Unknown perpetrators climbed over the locked fence of the Netan Ya Reform congregation in Netaya on Saturday night, destroyed plants in the garden and inserted a running garden hose through a barred window of the shul after forcing the window open.
Rabbi Edgar Nof, the rabbi of the synagogue told the Jerusalem Post that the hose must have been running for an estimated 14 hours, flooding the synagogue and damaging infrastructure, furniture and prayer books.
“The water was ankle high when they discovered the vandalism,” Nof said, adding that just the extraction of the water cost NIS 14,000 thousand alone.
That same night, another synagogue in Netanya, the MacDonald International Shul, was defaced with “Hail Satan” graffiti and prayer books were burned.
Read more at JPOST.